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Updated March 8, 2017
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Anukool Lakhina
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  • People treated respectfully and able to manage their own work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • the company the space of big data Analytics hype is now over (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, interesting technology with lots of potential. It was fun and always exciting environment.

    Cons

    Business is not as good as it was. I wish them all the best.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of structure & direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule is a plus.

    Cons

    No structure, no direction, uncertainty of company's future.


  3. "Great Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guavus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CEO has drive to succeed. However, in the world of data analytics, it's a tough industry to be in. Employees are smart, driven and seem to work collaboratively. Had good benefits, fun activities and overall great folks to work for and with.

    Cons

    Challenging to see the company try to be successful, yet, many obstacles stand in the way. Many have faith in the executive team and hopes for it to preserve in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of culture fit and have more 1:1's with direct reports for feedback.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A True Startup Environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great place to be involved with a cutting edge of Big Data startup.

    Cons

    You have to be a real self-starter and put your ideas on the line.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Guavus is a Great Place to Work and is Going Places!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful working environment
    Surrounded with very talented people
    Tremendous potential for the company
    People treated respectfully and able to manage their own work/life balance

    Cons

    Normal challenges that come with a small, entrepreneurial enironment


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Moving up the stack is the right move"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has finally understood that it is key to move towards applications as opposed to be focusing on platform + projects. Looks like they are also taking strong decisions as opposed to the past, most if not all the management team is new and more energetic, and they are making decision to invest on the most promising product lines

    Cons

    Growth is not what used to be in past years

    Advice to Management

    Try to move outside of the telecoms industry as fast as possible


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of Potential, Upward Swing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As with most startups, the company has had its shares of challenges, but with the most recent executive changes and customer wins the company is squarely pointed in the right direction and has an enormous market opportunity in front of it and has significant potential to dominate.

    Cons

    Continue to improve communications and commit to more transparency as appropriate.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused, continue to make strong hires.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "New Management, New Focus, Great Potential"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is exciting. With the recent changes in leadership, I have seen big changes in the dynamic of the business, much more clear product vision, and improved customer access.

    Cons

    People hide behind email too much. I prefer direct conversations or a quick phone call.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on a small number of great products. Focus on customer needs and avoid chasing fads.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "great products, smart people, not so good mgmt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guavus full-time

    Pros

    The people are very smart, and the product performs really well. The customers seem to really like what they've purchased.

    Cons

    You tend to get silo'd into your own little fiefdom which makes teamwork challenging. The various products are different enough that learning one doesn't mean you know the details of another. Engineering and support is heavily focused on India, which makes for a lot of late nights to work with people.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to create better teamwork. Also, reduce the layers between the bottom and the top. Seems to be too top heavy.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Great potential - destined to fail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guavus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product and idea; Anukool was a true visionary and was great to work with.
    Some of the best and brightest in the business work at Guavus.
    Cutting edge product that could deliver amazing results
    Huge customers with unlimited sales potential and growth markets that are barely tapped.

    Cons

    A very old Startup that keeps re-inventing the product and its vision.
    Revolving door - between layoffs, firings, and people quitting.
    Infighting and politics waste too much time; needs to get back on track.
    Core business keeps getting lost; too many products.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the company and clear out management and non-technical staff. Stop letting them fire and layoff all your "IP"; while keeping the leftover dead weight.

    Adopt a 0 tolerance policy for infighting and politics.



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